Inclusion, SEND and Local Offer

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

All children may experience some difficulties in learning from time to time during their school life. At Harlesden Primary School we aim to provide equal access to the whole curriculum for all children including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).  All teaching staff are involved in the learning and development of pupils with SEND. Parents and carers are involved at all stages.

 

We place great emphasis on identifying pupils with additional needs as early as possible, therefore ensuring a differentiated curriculum to accommodate individual needs and allow maximum access to the curriculum. Where a child has a particular individual need, we will make reasonable adjustments to help them overcome their difficulties which may include additional support. Depending on the identified need this support may take place in class, in a small group or on an individual basis. On occasion, additional support is sought from an external agency such as Health, Brent Inclusion Support Team or the Educational Psychology Service.

All Brent Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.  All schools in Brent must follow the Graduated Response Framework. The four broad ‘areas of need’ as stated in the SEND Code of Practice are Communication and Interaction (CI), Cognition and Learning (CL), Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH), and Sensory and Physical Needs (PI).

Please read our SEND Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement below:

Here you can find information on how Harlesden Primary School supports students with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Please click on the links below to read our current SEND report which outlines the support that Harlesden Primary School already has in place and our SEND Policy.

SEND Information Report

SEND Policy

Please contact one of our key SEND staff if you require any support or information about Inclusion, SEND or the Local Offer at Harlesden Primary School via email at inclusion@harlesden.brent.sch.uk or call 0208 9657445

KEY SEND STAFF

Mrs Russell SENCO
Ms McArthur Assistant Head Teacher for Inclusion

The Local Offer

Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is known as the ‘Local Offer’.

 

The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.  Information is published as part of the SEND reforms under the Children and Families Act 2014.

 

Brent Council's Local Offer can be found here:

www.brent.gov.uk/localoffer